St. Francis to host book fair
St. Francis Home in Tiffin will be hosting a book fair 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. today in the first-floor auditorium at St. Francis Home. There will be a selection of new books and gift items available.
All books and gifts are offered at discounted prices.
St. Francis Home is located at 182 St. Francis Ave., Tiffin. For more information, call (419) 447-2723.
Gather unwanted items for sale
The Humane Society of Seneca County is preparing for its April garage sale. The event is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday in the new livestock pavilion at the Seneca County Fairgrounds.
The donation drop-off days are to be 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. today through Thursday. No large-item pick-up is available.
To volunteer at the sale or for more information, call (419) 447-5704.
Railroad photos on view at Wesley Gallery
FOSTORIA - The Wesley United Methodist Church, 1200 Van Buren St., Fostoria, has opened an exhibit of photographs by Edward Durnwald, running now through May 31. These photos were taken during his 30-year career with Norfolk Southern Railroad.
A native of Fremont, Durnwald moved around with his career to Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia. He has lived in Fostoria for many years and continues to shoot photos in the area.
The Wesley Gallery is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and other times by appointment. Admission is free.
For more information, call the church at (419) 435-8551.
Eye exams offered
Seneca County General Health District is offering a free vision clinic 9 a.m.-noon Wednesday for children and youth up to age 21.
The clinic is to take place at 71 S. Washington St., Tiffin. For an appointment or more information, call (419) 447-3691.
Breakfast to serve as benefit
Elmwood at The Shawhan, 54 S. Washington St., Tiffin, is to serve a French toast-and-sausage breakfast 7:30-10:30 a.m. Thursday.
The $8 admission is to benefit the Alzheimer's Association. No reservations are needed. Carry-outs are to be available.
Lanterns to honor multiple sclerosis victims
Employees at Seneca Medical are planning a multiple sclerosis benefit at dusk Friday. They are to release sky lanterns that can be purchased for $5 each.
Nancy Schneider, project manager at Seneca Medical, leads a team of walkers for the MS Walk in Sandusky. Another employee participates in the MS Bike tour that takes place in June.
For more information about the fundraiser, call Nancy at (419) 455-2131.
Gallery to host Habitat fundraiser
The Java House Red Raven Art and Tattoo Gallery is inviting all to an event to benefit Seneca Habitat for Humanity. The festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 126 S. Washington St., Tiffin.
Bands donating their time to play live music include headliner Get in the Ark, with James Michael Meadows of Tiffin, Hooptie Hoo and the Such, and Free Wild.
Joe Swora, executive director of Seneca Habitat, is to give a brief presentation about the agency and its work. Java House is to donate 10 percent of its sales to SHFH. In addition, Marco's Pizza will have pizza for sale, and Kathy's Cake Creations is providing cupcakes, with a portion of the food sales also going to Habitat.
For more details, call (419) 447-0220.